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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Jobs and Economic Growth

With thirty-five years of business experience, creating hundreds of jobs and growing the economy, Congressman Poliquin understands what it takes to build and operate a business and help create jobs.


Congressman Poliquin is leading efforts in Congress in to grow and protect jobs in Maine's 2nd District. He supports fiscally responsible pieces of legislation that will stop wasteful government spending and help local job creators grow and hire more workers in Maine.


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March 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) jobs bill to help spur economic growth and job creation in Old Town, Maine has been enrolled by the U.S. Congress and sent to the White House to be signed into law in the coming days.


March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Bruce Poliquin today applauded an announcement from the Department of Defense (DOD) that it has awarded New Balance a $17,325,438 firm-fixed-price contract to provide American-made New Balance athletic shoes to initial entry service members upon arrival at basic training.

March 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) legislation to help address harvesting and boundary disputes in and around Acadia National Park (ANP) passed the House with support from Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), an original cosponsor of the bill.


March 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) legislation to help business development and job creation in Old Town passed the U.S. Senate unanimously, clearing the way for the bill to be signed into law.


February 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following reports in the New York Times that U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, is discussing the United States potentially rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in some capacity, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) reiterated his position that Maine and American workers must come first in any proposals regarding trade policy.

February 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), an outspoken advocate for preserving traditional uses and timber harvesting in Maine’s working forests, released the following statement on the announcement of yet another cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufacturer, SmartLam, LLC of Montana, expanding their operations to Maine in just the last week, with the goal of creating 100 new Maine jobs:


February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is applauding the creation of 120 jobs in Jay, Maine with the restart of Verso Mill’s operations:


“This is terrific news for the entire region and I am thrilled with the creation of 120 jobs in Franklin County,” said Congressman Poliquin. “I’m hopeful this new investment will bring about sustained growth and reliable jobs for the entire region for years to come.”



February 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), who fought hard to make sure the working forests of the Katahdin Region can remain open for responsible and sustainable timber harvesting after more than 87,000 acres of land in the area was absorbed by the federal government in 2016 with the creation of a national monument, is applauding today’s announcement from LignaTerra Global of their new cross-laminated timber (CLT) production facility in Millinocket and potentially more than 100 new jobs in the area in the coming years.


December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement after the House passed tax reform legislation that simplifies the tax code for the average Maine family by doubling the standard deduction and making it easier for Mainers to benefit from the tax code:


“I agree with my colleague Senator Collins that this new law will drastically simplify our tax code for the vast majority of Mainers and save more money for more of our hardworking families,” said Congressman Poliquin.


December 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In a unanimous, bipartisan vote, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his legislation pass through the House Natural Resources Committee, clearing a key step toward a final vote in the House.  The bill, H.R. 4266, will make important revisions to boundary policies at Acadia National Park (ANP) and help resolve recent disputes between local harvesters and the National Park Service (NPS) in and around the park.